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    Currency in Burkina Faso – West African franc XOF

    A practical foreign exchange and currency guide to Burkina Faso

     

    What currency is used in Burkina Faso?

    The official currency of Burkina Faso is the West African franc, with symbol and currency code XOF.

     

    Things to know about the West African franc

     

    What the West African franc looks like?

     

     

     

    West African franc – Markets & Rates

    1 USD = 632.30 XOF
    Sell USD  →  Buy XOF
    USD to XOF at 631.8 is 3.8% below its 90-day average 656.9 with range 629.8-683.6.
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    90-DAYLOW

    DateUSD/XOFChangePeriod
    14 Nov 2022
    635.63
    0.2% 2 Week
    30 Aug 2022
    654.42
    3% 3 Month
    28 Nov 2021
    580.88
    9.2% 1 Year
    29 Nov 2017
    553.48
    14.6% 5 Year
    30 Nov 2012
    505.01
    25.6% 10 Year
    03 Dec 2002
    658.13
    3.6% 20 Year
    USD/XOF historic rates & change to 28-Nov-2022

     

     

    Compare West African franc Exchange Rates & Fees

    The below comparison table makes it easy to find the best exchange rates and lowest fees when you want to make a Transfer or Spend West African franc.

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    Travelling to Burkina Faso

    Whether it’s the mud architecture of the Tiebele royal court or the grand mosque, the reserve de Nazinga wildlife park, or the stepped waterfalls, there are many worthwhile reasons to visit landlocked Burkina Faso. The currency is Communaute Financiere Africaine Francs (XOF). If you are bringing foreign currency for exchange, euros will be the safest bet . ATMs are widespread in cities and credit cards are not generally accepted. Unfortunately, at the time of writing April 2018, many countries are advising against non-essential travel to Burkina due to the high risk of terrorist attacks. The Zika virus is also considered a risk at present.

     

    The West African franc is also the domestic currency in 7 other countries.

     

     

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